Back in August, my husband and I decided to take a vacation to LBI we both grew up in Toms River and had always enjoyed going to LBI even when we moved away to Stroudsburg, PA. We have stayed at many places around the island, from ship bottom to Holgate. On our vacation last year, we stayed at the Jolly Roger because we both loved the quite picturesque area and decided we wanted to revisit Holgate but didn't want to spend as much money. On our internet search, we came across the Hurley motel and we were attracted to its homey quality and that it was a family run business. The rooms are rather old and out of date, the refrigerator took a lot of tampering to figure out for the on did not mean on, you simply have to turn it until it bursts loudly to life. Although it says no smoking, it smelled a little musty under the scent of heavy febreeze. The showers were yellowed and the water pressure was low. The view was what really made the hotel so endearing though, that made everything else inconsequential because all I was looking for on this trip was to be close to the beach. However, what I could not ignore was the family that ran the motel. From booking to check in, we noticed how disorganized and confused the owner was. He was very funny, sincere, and endearing so it wasn't he who we had a problem with. One of the three days we stayed, my husband and I returned to our room from the beach and all of the sudden there was screaming and arguing on our floor. My husband went outside to see what was happening, and the owners wife was arguing with her daughter who also works at their motel. Even in my room, I heard an abundance of curse words and hurtful comments coming from both mother and daughter. My husband and I were so taken back by the argument we returned to our room and stayed there until the screaming stopped. I didn't want to say anything to the owners in fear of being laughed at for overreacting, as the owners have their years. It was very unprofessional and it was the deciding factor of our decision to pay the extra money for Jolly Rogers.
- Also Known As:
- Hurley`s At Holgate Hotel Beach Haven
- Hurleys At Holgate Hotel
- Hotel Hurleys At Holgate
- Hurley's At Holgate Inn Long Beach Island, NJ - Beach Haven